Springfield Armory "black stainless" 1911 with Bo Mar adjustable target sights

The Springfield Armory Black Stainless 1911 is a piece of art. The stainless steel frame and slide are finished in matte black, then the flats are polished, leaving a subtle dark tone in the flats that looks like a custom finish.

The pistol features G10 grips, adding to the striking looks. Like all Springfield 1911's, it has a skeletonized aluminum match grade trigger with adjustable overtravel. The Black Stainless model is fitted with a Bo Mar 3-dot tritium adjustable rear sight, making it exceptional for target shooting, even in low light.

The two supplied magazines have "slam pads" for quickly seating the magazines in combat or competition. The pistol has an ambidextrous safety, not just for left-handed shooters, but also for competition shooters who need to shoot weak-hand. Front and rear slide serrations are also helpful for competition shooters.

If you're looking for a serious pistol for target, defense or competition shooting, but want one with good looks, you'll want to check this one out.


Black Stainless™ PX9152LP
Caliber: .45 ACP
Capacity: 7+1
Barrel: 5", 1:16 LH
Sights: Fully adjustable Bo Mar Cut Rear Sight with 3-Dot Tritium™
Sight Radius: 6.5"
Size: 40ozs., 8.5" overall length
Trigger Pull: 5 to 6 lbs.
Magazines: 2 SS Mags. w/ slam pads installed

Every Springfield Armory 1911 pistol is equipped with a trigger locking device. A key inserted into a hole in the rear grip strap positively locks the trigger, making it impossible for a child to accidentally discharge the gun. This system gives you a choice as to whether or not you need to lock your gun. Unlike trigger locks on other brands of guns, the keyhole is small, so that it doesn't ruin the looks of the gun.

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Springfield Armory Black Stainless 1911 Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By caveman, Stoneville, NC
September 12, 2014

Primary use: Target Shooting

"I purchased two of these. I shot one was really impressed, that is why I purchased another. Any way when I prepared to shoot the second one the first trigger pull I thought is was locked up. final discharged. I knew something was up! Seemed like two completely different firearms, and one was crap. I called Springfield And me and the lady at customer service more or less got in a argument. She found out I had a second exact one after about a minute of arguing. and it was fine! So after still arguing I finally hung up. Took it to the dealer and he sent it back, Now it is fine, There must be something going on at Quality control or something for these two firearms to have been extremely different. Really the second one was like it was locked up and final broke to discharge. Sinse I got it back there have been no issues at all, Get a HK they are excellent!!!!!"

Overall Rating: review stars, 3 out of 5 possible stars 3 out of 5
By John, Duncannon, PA
September 13, 2012

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"I have had this gun about a month. I took it to the range once put about 50 rounds through it without any FTF or FTE but the trigger pull was extremely hard. I also have a Kimber Covert II to which I compare it. I took it to a local gunsmith and had the trigger pull measured on both guns. The Kimber was 4lbs 12ozs. The Springfield was over 10lbs on two separate tries. The exact measurement is not known. The point is it was no where near being 5 to 6lbs. I could not hit where I aimed because the trigger pressure needed was so extreme. It's currently at the gunsmith pending a trigger job. If you buy this gun have the trigger checked first.

It's a beautiful gun and seems to run nice but the trigger is not acceptable for the price paid. Had it been within spec I most likely would rate between 4 and 5. Note: This was purchased at local gun shop not on this site."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Monty, Somersworth, NH
December 13, 2011

Primary use: Competition

"'I've owned plenty of .45 autos but this one was right on out of the box and am totally happy with it. It's a PX9152L and a beautiful gun and a pleasure to shoot and no problems with the mags despite what people say."

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By ProudPatron Williamstown, Kentucky
September 23, 2011

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"The only reason I rated this with Four Stars is because nothing man made is perfect. I've used my PX91-52L for a little target shooting and loved it. This is my first .45 ACP and also my first Springfield Armory weapon and hopefully won't be the last. I keep it on my night stand at night and carry it CCW a lot of times for self-defense. So I trust it won't fail if and when I need it the most. (Hope I never have to find out). The sights are great. You can see them in the dark with no problems. Now if I could only get my wife to buy me an M-1."

Overall Rating: review stars, 2 out of 5 possible stars 2 out of 5
By Harold Santo, Whitehall, MI
July 27, 2011

Primary use: target shooting

"It has a horrible trigger pull, With a 25 yard bench rest, to zero in, I had to move the rear sight so far to the right it hangs off the right side of the slide. It looks terrible. (The front sight is centered ok). I should have kept my gold cup. It's twice the pistol."

Overall Rating: review stars, 4.5 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By Robert Walker, Dubuque, IA
March 31, 2011

Primary use: target shooting

"The first time I saw this gun I wanted it. I've seen some guns with the boron carbide finish and they look great, but they cost a lot. The black stainless looks a lot like the boron carbide finish on the flat areas of the gun. It's a great shooter and the price was right ."

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